March 8, 2019

Volume 11 | Issue 14


Sweet's Stop and Hull's Highlights

Please remember that this weekend, Sunday March 10th at 2:00 am, daylight savings time will begin.  We will "spring forward" one hour. Please help your children be prepared for the switch by helping them get plenty of sleep Sunday evening!

Starting next week, students will complete the final round of NWEA.  The test will take approximately 2 hours to take spanned over 2 or 3 days.  For specific dates on when your child will be testing, please contact your child's teacher.  NWEA stands for Northwest Evaluation Association. The NWEA has different tests and in TSC we are using the MAP test for grades 2-5 and the Map for Primary Grades for grades K-1. MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress. All NWEA assessments are done on the computer. In grades K-1, the assessment is given to students with an audio recording; they are not expected to be able to read the questions independently. The NWEA assessments helps teachers and students both set goals for growth over the course of the year. These assessments also allow teachers to see individual student strengths and struggles so that each teacher can work to best meet all the needs of each student. NWEA is a different kind of assessment because it not only allows teachers and students to see overall growth over the year, but the assessment itself is adaptive. As students are taking the assessment, the questions adjust difficulty level to better match each student's abilities. Teachers then use the assessment results to guide instruction to meet the needs of each student over the course of the year to enhance overall learning growth for all.

Monday, 3/18, 3rd graders will be taking the IREAD-3 assessment.  The Indiana Reading Evaluation And Determination (IREAD-3) Assessment is a summative assessment that measures foundational reading standards through grade 3. It will cover Reading foundations and vocabulary (25-35%), Nonfiction reading (30-40%), and Literature (30-40%).  It was developed in accordance with House Enrolled Act 1367 (also known as Public Law 109 in 2010), which "requires the evaluation of reading skills for students who are in grade three beginning in the Spring of 2012 to ensure that all students can read proficiently before moving on to grade four."  Please see the below link to find information such as the purpose, a blueprint, an item sampler, and other additional IREAD-3 resources.




Kindergarten Round-Up


Woodland Elementary's Kindergarten Round-up has been scheduled for:

 Wednesday, April 10th, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Children that will be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2019 are welcome join us for Kindergarten Round-up. If you have a child that meets this qualification, please fill out and return the form attached in the link below and join us at round-up. Extra pre-registration forms can also be located in the office. 

Upcoming Kindergartners and their parents are welcome to come to Kindergarten Round-up. Kindergartners will have activities in a classroom geared specifically towards them. They will enjoy a very first bus ride around the building and take a Kindergarten preparedness test. While Kindergarten students are having a blast during their activities in their classrooms, parents will attend a fun informative meeting.

Parents are welcome to stop by the office prior to Kindergarten Round-up to become registered with the school and get a username and access password. Families will need to provide the child's immunization record, proof of residency, and a legal birth certificate (not the certificate presented by the hospital) or passport during or before Kindergarten Round-up. We cannot register your child without a birth certificate on file. We will then provide an access ID and password for registration through the PowerSchool Portal. Please contact the school if you have any questions or concerns at 765-269-8220


We look forward to meeting you and we hope you enjoy this fun day!


Please click on the link below for access to the registration form.

GLASS Inclusive Classroom Preschool Opportunity

What is an inclusive classroom?

The GLASS Developmental Preschool programs serve children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 5 years old.  A range of physical, mental and emotional disabilities may be represented in any one classroom. Typical peers attend in addition to the children with disabilities to serve as same age peer models for language, social, and academic development. The children have all of their daily activities together, and the curriculum, as well as the classroom environment, is adapted to support the needs of all learners. Children are seen as individuals, and it is recognized that all children are on a continuum of development. 

GLASS Developmental Preschool Peer Model


Peer model positions will be available for preschool students in the following programs:

  • Monday-Friday afternoons- 5 peer models
  • Peer Models must turn 4 no later than Aug. 1, 2019
  • Peer Models cannot be age-appropriate to attend Kindergarten during the 2019-20 school year


Once these positions are filled, no more peer models will be accepted this school year.


Procedure for placement of peer models:


Parents must complete the Peer Model Application and return it to

GLASS Developmental Preschool Programs

Attention: Tom Hermiz

1415 Ball Street

Lafayette, IN 47904

Applications must be received at this address by April 1, 2019 to be considered
The GLASS Developmental Preschool staff will review the applications to determine availability and select applicants based upon when the application was received and if the applicant meets the criterion of a Peer Model. If an opening is available, the parent will be contacted by the speech-language pathologist.   A speech/language screening will be completed with the child. The speech-language pathologist will provide a report with the screening results to the other GLASS Developmental Preschool staff members.  

Parents will be notified with the screening results and offered placement, if appropriate.
If placed in the program, the preschool teacher will inform the school office staff.

Contact Information:

Mr. Tom Hermiz
Phone: (765) 476-2900



Helpful Information

School Closings and Delays


For information on school closings and delays, please tune to WLFI TV 18, WASK 98.7 (radio), WAZY 96.5, or the TSC Website. Sign up to receive notices via email or text at

Dismissal Plans


Please notify the school if your student's dismissal plans to go home have changed prior to 3 p.m. You may call the office at 765-269-8220. You may also send an e-mail to your student's teacher or a note with your student to notify us of the change. Thank you for your flexibility.



The tardy bell rings at 9:00 a.m. If a student arrives at school after the tardy bell rings we require a parent to walk the student into the building and sign the student in at the office. A hallway pass will be given to the student and they may proceed to class.


Special Events for Students and Parents


The Spring Kidz Art Session is now open for students who would like to participate in after school art classes provided through Kidz Art International. The session information for Kidz Art is as follows:
Session C - Spring 2019 03/15/2019 - 05/17/2019
Fridays from 3:20 PM - 4:35 PM
Held in the art room at Woodland Elementary
Open to grades K to 5th

The Spring Club Scientific Session is now open for students who would like to participate in after school art classes provided through Kidz Art International. The session information for Club Scientific is as follows:
Session C - Spring 2019 03/11/2019 - 05/13/2019
Mondays from 3:20 PM - 4:35 PM
Held in the art room at Woodland Elementary
Open to grades K to 5th

Ways to register:

  • Online: or click on the links below
  • E-mail:
  • Please mail the forms to: 7755 Ayrshire Ct. Brownsburg, IN 46112
    Phone: (317) 681-3249

Wea Ridge Middle School is hosting a meeting for parents of our current 5th-grade students who will be attending Wea on April 18th at 6 pm. Wea appreciates all of you working to provide our students with a smooth transition to the middle school. Welcome incoming sixth-grade class!!


Wainwright Middle School is hosting a meeting for parents of our current 5th-grade students who will be attending Wainwright. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 18th - at 6pm in the Wainwright cafeteria, The building opens at 5:30 for parents to walk around prior to meeting. Students are welcome to come with their parent/guardian.

Topics to be covered at parent meeting: discuss Chromebook, CANVAS, lockers, PE uniform, summer dates building will be open, student activities for 6th grade, Mustang Network PTO, 6th grade challenges, overall discipline, class offerings, etc.

Be sure to check the Wainwright Middle School Facebook page, @WMS_Mustangs on Twitter, and  the school website for school updates. Welcome incoming sixth-grade class!!


Engage Nature, Inc. leads the Junior Nature Club (JNC) for Pre K-2nd grade and 3rd-8th grade youth at Lilly Nature Center Monday nights 6-7 p.m. Some dates are at the Imagination Station in Lafayette so we can use their garden space! Please see the attached schedule in the link below. 

There is an excellent nature program put on by Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources on Tuesday nights for youth ages 4-13 from 6-7 p.m. at The Hartford Hub at 1103 N 6th St, Lafayette, IN 47904. Program dates so far are March 26, and April 16. They are typically the third Tuesday of the month. 

Daylight Savings


Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour THIS SATURDAY on March 10th before you go to bed! 

Spring Break


March 25-29th is Spring Break! Enjoy some time off! We look forward to seeing your bright shining faces ready to learn on April 1st.

PAC News


Our Moore's Pie pickup is this Tuesday the 12th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. We do not have extra room to store the pies so please make sure someone can pick them up. If you can help anytime from 1:30-5:30 with organizing and/or pick up, please email We need helpers during this time!


Our spring carnival is Saturday, April 6th from 12-4 p.m. Flyers are going home to "save the date". Look for flyers in the next couple of weeks for information on pre-ordering tickets. ALL are welcome, not just Woodland students, to this fun event! This event is indoors so rain or shine, it will happen!


March's movie night is next Friday the 15th. The Grinch & Ralph Breaks the Internet are the two movies being shown. Forms were sent home last week. More are in the office if needed. Admission is $4/Woodland student prior to movie night or $5/Woodland student at the door. Doors open at 6 with both movies starting at 6:30 p.m. Pick-up is at 8:30 p.m.

Arni's night is Tuesday, March 19th. Flyers are going home today for this. PLEASE bring your flyer anytime from 5-9pm for Woodland to receive 20% of all dine in & carry out sales! This is the Veterans Memorial location only.

Box Tops Winners were announced! Mrs. Chase's class won in grades K-2 & Ms. Shambach won in grades 3-5. Their classes will be having either an ice cream party or a pizza party! Congratulations!

Nurse News


As required by law, the School Board establishes the following wellness policy for the Tippecanoe School Corporation as a part of a comprehensive wellness initiative.

The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the Corporation's students. Furthermore, research suggests that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.

Schools alone, however, cannot develop in students healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise. It will be necessary for not only the staff but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.




The health office provides extra clothing to children who need to change during the day. We are low on pants and clean new/gently used underpants for both girls and boys. We are also low on larger children's coats.  If you have any clothing that you no longer need, please consider donating them to our health office.


As always, please contact me with any questions or health care concerns that you may have. I am available Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM until 4:00 PM.



Katherine L. Hudgins RN
Tippecanoe School Corporation Nurse
Woodland Elementary: 765-269-8225



Donation Opportunities


Thank you to all of the families for your selfless blood donations! 


Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!!

Woodland Elementary has been blessed to have a backpack program. This program helps provide proper nutrition for the Woodland Students. Malnourished children lack energy, so they become less curious and playful and communicate less with the people around them. This impairs their physical, mental and cognitive development. 20% of children in households at risk of hunger may be forced to rely exclusively on charitable organizations to obtain the recommended amount of nutrition.


As of now, Woodland has almost completely run out of funds for this program. Please consider donating money to help keep the program going. A donation of any size will help.

Please mail a check or money order to:

Food Finders Food Bank
1204 Greenbush St.
Lafayette, IN 47904


Please include with your check a note or letter stating that your donation should be applied to Woodland Elementary School's account.

If you are unable to send a donation directly to Food Finders, you may send it to Woodland instead. Thank you so much for your consideration!

If you are a family in need of food or other resources, attached below are links for more information on how to receive relief. Please click on them for more information.

Paid Opportunities


Woodland is looking for people who are interested in substituting as an instructional assistant when a member of the Woodland Staff would be absent.


People are needed to help with supervision of students at recess and in the cafeteria.


Woodland also needs individuals who are willing to work with individual or small groups through the resource room.


If you are interested and able to help out with these paid substitute opportunities, please call Mrs. Kirk at Woodland.

Drop Off And Pick Up Procedures


All students who are picked up and/or dropped off by cars are to utilize the back parking lot. Students should enter doors #16 and #17. Students may not be dropped off before 8:50 a.m. Please do not let your student out of the vehicle before you see an adult.


The front parking area is for unloading and loading buses only. Please DO NOT drop off any students in the front or on the side of the building. Please DO NOT drop students off behind buses. 


All doors will be locked at 9:00 a.m. If your child arrives after 9:00 a.m. please enter through the front doors and you must sign your child(ren) in at the office.


Volunteer Sign-up


Thank you for volunteering for the Tippecanoe School Corporation! We appreciate you and your service to our students and staff.

In an effort to continue our due diligence with regard to providing a safe environment for our students and staff, we require all volunteers having ongoing contact with children and/or supervising students (field trips, etc.) to have cleared an expanded criminal background check. These background checks are conducted through Background Investigation Bureau (BIB).

The criminal background check will search national sex offender databases, court records, etc. The cost of the criminal history check is $17.95 (base cost) and is paid for by the volunteer through a link on our website: SecureVolunteer.

Once approved, the volunteer will receive a TSC Volunteer identification card that will be valid for a period of three (3) years. If you volunteer in multiple buildings, you will only need to complete one background check.

Volunteer background checks may take several business days to process so it is important to plan ahead if you would like to attend field trips, or volunteer in your student's classrooms.

We appreciate your understanding of this important safety guideline.

Book Rental

Book Rental








If you receive free or reduced lunch then you owe:

K-5 $22.27


Assignment notebooks are required for 3rd-5th grade students. These are available in the office for $3.00. 

Important Dates and Events

♦Tuesday, March 12th♦
Moores Pie Pick-up

3:30 p.m.

♦Friday, March 15th♦
PAC Movie Night


Correction - Monday, March 18th♦


♦Tuesday, March 19th♦

Hoops for Hearts Forms Due


♦March 25th-29th♦

Spring Break


♦Saturday, April 6th♦

School Carnival
12-4 p.m.


♦Wednesday, April 10th♦

Kindergarten Round-Up

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.


♦Thursday, April 18th♦

5th Grade Round-Up at Wainwright and Wea Middle Schools

6:00 p.m.



3200 E 450 S • Lafayette, IN 47909 • (765) 269-8220
Attendance line: (765) 269-8275

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